Assaggio Bistro - Kahala

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157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Only the finest, freshest ingredients go into our richly flavored and award winning cuisine. Each delectable dish is prepared individually just before it is served, and not a moment sooner.
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Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the Caesar Salad (prepared fresh, table side) and our pasta dishes excellent! Baked eggplant, the other eas mushrooms & basil, outstanding! Great service, easy, free parking. (Did I mention how great their bread is, with delicious, soft butter)

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten and enjoyed Assagio’s in Kailua and was surprised to learn about the restaurant in Kahala. The ambiance is lovely, the place large and spacious and food was excellent. I will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I’ve been to Assagio’s many times and quite a fan. The food is good, ambience is nice, and usually the service is great. This last experience was a little underwhelming. Although the food was delicious, our server not only got 2 if our orders wrong but failed to check back with our table. Requests for take home boxes were made and they never came. The person who was clearing off the plates from our table noticed and ended up boxing the extra food for us. I am not quite sure what may have happened but it wasn’t a particularly busy night and the group a few tables away from us were checked on regularly.

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m
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love sitting at the bar - we miss John (bartender that recently left) - however we also love Jerry and glad that he is still here!

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m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Assaggio’s service and menu are reliably the best in comparison to any restaurant we visit.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going - its our place away from home.

We know we always have a nice time. The valet Jerry, service, food, friendliness. ☺️

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service, amazing food, outstanding experience! highly recommended!

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d
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to 3 of the Assagios and I like this one the best. My filet was cooked to perfection! My husbands Seafood Combo was so so good too.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and met a longtime friend and had a nice lunch

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S
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the food here. So delicious. I always get the Clams with red sauce.

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Y
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at Assagio's Kahala. Service and food always good.

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A
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hello
We had reservations to dine at Asiago on Saturday night. This was not our first time to dine at this location.
We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. Water, bread and butter were brought within a few minutes. After 20 minutes we still had not had anyone come to our table to take our for drinks or food.
A manager was found and his reply was “we’re slammed tonight “.
After another 5 minutes we left the restaurant. When we informed the front desk we received “sorry”

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AS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best veal dishes

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C
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always go there.

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m
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Maybe it was an off night. Usually the service and food is superb. Tonight the chicken was dry and over cooked. We were seated in a section with 1 waiter. Understaffed tonight, so it was not a terrific experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Super sweet staff! Quiet and food comes out fast and delicious. Huge portions!

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k
Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Didn't like how our table directly faced the entry door—we saw everyone coming in and going out. I think there could have been some kind of screen there for a little more privacy. Our waiter was great. My entree was mediocre, though my husband's was ok.

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Italy
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've always loved the Assaggio restaurants. When they opened this location, I was skeptical. It is now my favorite. Although the Koko Marina location is closer, the Bistro far surpasses it in all areas. The employees are truly nice, helpful, knowledgeable, down to earth and accommodating, and the food is better. The only downsides are the parking can be inconvenient. There is valet if the small parking lot is full - but even then, the valet helpfully told us parking is available next door. In fact, the valet was just as friendly as the inside staff - wishing us a happy new year and asking if we enjoyed our visit. The other downside are the acoustics in the main dining area. It can get very loud. But parking and noise are inconsequential compared to all the pluses. Plus, we were able to get last minute reservations via Open Table!

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MT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 on a very busy night during the New Year weekend. We were seated immediately at our reservation time and everyone was able to find a delicious meal of their choice. I especially enjoyed my Chicken Sicilian dish with its home cooked flare. Overall, a wonderful find and the service was outstanding.

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a
Hawaii
56 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Assagios Bistro is consistently a nice dining experience—good food, service, ambiance.

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t
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Our server or waiter did well at beginning. After we got food he never never
came back to check on us. Had to get attention for dessert menu.
Dessert took awhile before it arrived
Needed to flag down for our check. Very disappointing.

First time there and possibly last time. very annoying.

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j
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, great service, interesting menu, generous servings and great location if want a nice dinner before going to Kahala Theaters. Alas, my eggplant parmesan and (over) roasted vegetables did not taste very Italian or anything that made it "special". Same with others pasta. Not as good as I remember the food from five years ago. Seemed like the goal of the chef is getting by rather than creating anything gourmet or delicious.

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WD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, very attentive. Food was excellent. The valet was incredibly nice and helpful!

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Assagio's Bistro is our go-to 'date night' dining place. Food is interesting and tasty, consistently delicious.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed in the food. We found some wood pieces in our salad so we were not charged for it. My daughter's fettuccine alfredo was very dry, hardly any sauce. My steak was well done and I asked for medium. I also asked for extra mushrooms and NO onions. Well, I got onions and NO extra mushrooms. And my husband ordered the special he saw on the board which stated chicken thighs. He got chicken breasts and does NOT like chicken breast. The server and staff were great though so I feel bad writing this and we are not usually ones to complain but I felt this was too much not to report.

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R
Hawaii
85 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed Assaggio Bistro. All 6 of us ordered different dishes and we liked them all.

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Low key but good food place.

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O
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

To expensive for the value. Prices on internet not what is charged at restaurant. Very deceiving.

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m
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, we will be bck

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my aunt’s birthday. We were able to sit earlier than our reservation time. Everyone enjoyed their choice of entree and dessert.

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DY
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I liked the Assagio Chicken with rigotoni. My wife didn't like the veal+eggplant even after learning veal was baby cow. She never had veal before. Now she knows :)

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AL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Bartender was awesome. So helpful and engaging. Loved sitting at the bar. Fun meeting and talking to locals.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was great. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The rest needs work but I guess they have all the business they need. This is the second visit we’re seated near the front door so we can’t help but notice the manager is in shorts, just seems too casual unless you’re not even going for being a “nice” place - says they don’t really care. A bottle of beer is already overpriced, not unusual. Unfortunately, our server, Johnny, thinks it would be amusing to dump the bottle of beer into the glass so that it overflows all over his hands and on the floor. Yes, we noticed even if you tried to hide behind the pillar. So food good, service meh. We’re sad but will think twice before inviting friends to join us here.

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F
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyed Assagio's Bistro - Kahala. Always a great spot. A lot better than the other locations I've visited. Ambiance, food, service, all so attentive.

Except for the night we visited on 10/12/18, around 8PM we arrived and was seated at our table. There was party going on in the large room. It was expected to have large parties and the noise level would be louder than usual. However that evening, 16 year old birthday party going on and highly entitled young girls screaming at the top of their lungs. Not giving a courtesy to consider there is other people in attendance at the restaurant. Parents coming in and out of the area, not convincing their kids to keep the noise level to a minimum. Young girls hanging around in the women restroom, talking, and hanging out. NO not uncomfortable at all especially trying to escort my 3 year old out of the restroom while they're blocking the exit. After the night was done, the parents didn't even apologize for the noise.

We voiced our compliant to our server and he indicated we're not only ones that complained and the party received more than one warning.

Would i visit again, yes, i would. Will i ever tell my son to turn down his iPAD, it'll depend if there is another party going on.

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FS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was adequate. However, the waiter nearly spoiled the evening. He seemed indifferent to us (4), acting out a personality of some kind. The bus-staff clattered plates and tableware when cleaning up, without regard for the quiet conversation we were having. Even though the food was merely OK, I would have given a higher rating, but because of the waiter's service and overall disrespect for us as folks wanting to have a nice dinner to celebrate an out-of-town guest, the occasion was spoiled. I won't go back.

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ST
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered calamari as appetizer and two other pasta dishes. Good thing we ordered the small portions. Carbonara was great! Just the right about of flavor and pasta perfect.
Veal was tasty. My guest really enjoyed the food as he is from Tokyo and picky about Italian food. Going to bring his family next time.
Our waiter was cheery and very pleasant!

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JE
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always enjoy the food here. Extra noisy this time. Lots of larger parties of women having a good time! Maybe he was busy but our waiter was a bit brusque.

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m
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love sitting at the bar - Jerry and John are the best! Great food and drinks.

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It Was nice, they put us in the back because we had kids which we were ok with. The food was good. The picatta could’ve used more lemon (didn’t taste any at all) but was still good. one of my chicken pieces was a little raw on my chicken portobello salad but that can happen anywhere so I wasn’t upset. The server was apologetic and asked if I wanted anything else which I declined. The desserts were good and overall we had a good time celebrating my mom in laws birthday and will be back again

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E
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was not crowded since we went on a weeknight, so the noise level was down and it was good. The foods were good as always, we love garlic, so the chicken anchovy olio was perfect. We also had the fish and jumbo shrimp casino, came with lot of bacons. Both the tartufo and tiramisu for desserts were good.

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